Emergency Preparedness

About Us

Stokes County Health Department plays a vital role in preparing for all types of public health threats, including natural, biological, chemical, radiological, and nuclear incidents.  The Public Health Preparedness and Response section of the Health Department is tasked with this responsibility and closely coordinates with emergency management and other responding agencies.  It is our mission to protect and ensure the health and safety off all Stokes County residents and visitors. 

Family Preparedness

You never know when an emergency might happen or disaster may strike.  They often happen quickly and without warning and it is important for you and your family to be prepared. Planning now for how you would respond will help you remain calm, think clearly and react appropriately to any disaster scenario.

Are You Ready?

Visit the following links for more information:

Prepare your family for emergencies - Ready.gov is a national public service advertising campaign produced by The Advertising Council in partnership with Homeland Security. The Ready Campaign is designed to educate and empower Americans to prepare for and respond to emergencies, including natural disasters and potential terrorist attacks.

Make a Plan, Build a Kit, Be Involved - The Ready North Carolina campaign provides North Carolinians with the information you need to prepare for all types of emergencies.

Federal Emergency Management Association - FEMA's continuing mission within the new department is to lead the effort to prepare the nation for all hazards and effectively manage federal response and recovery efforts following any national incident.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Since it was founded in 1946 to help control malaria, CDC has remained at the forefront of public health efforts to prevent and control infectious and chronic diseases, injuries, workplace hazards, disabilities, and environmental health threats.

Stokes County Health Department Preparedness